9780143105633

A Hero of Our Time

  • ISBN 13:

    9780143105633

  • ISBN 10:

    0143105639

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 05/26/2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Summary

A masterpiece of Russian prose, Lermontov's only novel was influential for many later nineteenth-century authors, including Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky and Chekhov. Lermontov's hero, Pechorin, is a dangerous man, Byronic in his wasted gifts and his cynicism, and desperate for any kind of action that will stave off boredom. In five linked episodes, Lermontov builds up a portrait of a man caught in and expressing the sickness of his times.

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